If Alshon Jeffery didn't validate his big-money contract with the Philadelphia Eagles with a tone-setting performance in Super Bowl LII, news of his apparent 2017 injury may do that for him.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the former Pro Bowl wide receiver suffered a torn rotator cuff in training camp -- and then proceeded to play through the pain during the entirety of the Eagles' title run.

Jeffery, a big-ticket free agent addition from the Chicago Bears in 2017, didn't post gaudy numbers during his Philadelphia debut (57 receptions, 789 yards, nine touchdowns), but his efforts were undeniable during the team's 3-0 postseason.